According to a Texas Department of Public Safety report filed in Corpus Christi, Miguel Rosas was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Abel Suniga at about 6 p.m.
The accident was first reported at 4:58 p.m. in a 75-mile-per-hour zone just outside of the Tuleta community after a 1988 Peterbilt tractor pulling a 2005 utility trailer was struck.
Other vehicles involved in the accident were a 2007 Dodge pickup, a 2012 Chevrolet pickup and a 2008 Ford pickup.
According to the report filed by Highway Patrol Trooper John Quiroga, the Dodge pickup was northbound when it crossed into the southbound lane.
The driver of the semi, 31-year-old Sergio Vela of Robstown, pulled off the roadway to avoid a collision, but the pickup struck the left axel of the southbound trailer.
The Dodge, driven by 36-year-old Juan Martinez Jr. of Alice, then struck the southbound 2012 Chevrolet pickup, causing that vehicle to flip over and come to rest upside down.
The Dodge then came to rest off the roadway, and the southbound Ford pickup, driven by 47-year-old Andrew Villarreal of Alice, crashed into the back of the Chevrolet.
Rosas was driving the Chevrolet, and his passenger, 44-year-old Kirk Faries of Beeville, suffered incapacitating injuries and was taken to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi for treatment.
None of the other drivers suffered serious injuries.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.